The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) commends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for seizing wall chargers that were marked with counterfeit Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) markings.
"Counterfeiting of electrical products is a costly and dangerous crime that affects everyone, and NEMA commends the CBP for their vigilant work ensuring that imports do not pose any threat to our citizens," says NEMA President and CEO Kevin Cosgriff.
"Counterfeiting has an immense impact on the electrical industry in ways not experienced in other industries. The major distinguishing factor is that counterfeit electrical products that fail to perform properly can cause significant public health and safety issues," Cosgriff adds.
NEMA and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) urge that purchased electrical products be properly tested and certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and are bought from reputable distributors. Trustworthy electrical products are tested and certified to nationally recognized product safety Standards and have certification marks that protect everyone in the marketplace.
Support national, reliable companies while keeping customers, family, and property safe by purchasing genuine electrical goods. Learn more about the dangers of counterfeits at ESFI's toolkit on avoiding counterfeit electrical goods.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.